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  11/6/2012, Cheshvan 21, 5773

Peres Off to Russia

President Shim'on Peres is scheduled to leave Israel, Tuesday, on a state visit to Russia as the guest of President Vladimir Putin. During the visit, Peres will represent Israel at the dedication of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.

Peres is expected to ask Russia to continue to fulfill its historical role and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He is expected to stress that the flow of nuclear arms to terrorist organizations could harm all of Europe.